SECOND RUNNER UP
The urban design strategy aims to revitalise the economy and culture of Nassau on both sides of the Hill. However, while respecting history, the master plan and proposed buildings would look to the future, and not the colonial past.
The main entrance to the Central Bank Building is from East Hill Street through a forecourt that is large enough to display sculptures. From there, staff and visitors enter the Central Bank reception in a dramatic triple height, top lit atrium. The forecourt also provides direct access to the Museum, Art Gallery, and other public facilities located in the northern wings of the building.
The façade has louvered colonnades to match the adjacent buildings, but uses these elements in a contemporary manner. The architecture of the buildings also expresses the authority and dignity of the Central Bank of the Bahamas, and conveys an image of forward-looking, security and constancy.